Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk


Project’s full title: “Metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular risk and comorbidity among patients visiting primary healthcare units”

Funding agency: Pharmaceutical Company “ELPEN”
Project number: 4324
Project duration: July 2015 –December 2015
Project carrier: Clinic of Social and Family medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete
Principal Investigator (P.I.): Christos Lionis, Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care
Project Manager: Vasilaki Eirini

Overall aim: This observational study aims to assess the frequency of metabolic syndrome and the comorbidity of patients visiting primary healthcare units on the island of Crete. One of the specific objectives is to develop a database to monitor the cardiovascular morbidity in a selected population who are visiting GPs in Crete with the assistance of thecardiovascular risk based on the European Heart Association guidelines (ESG, CVD Prevention:, adapted to the Greek environment ( (Panagiotakos et al., 2007) .

RCT in food Product - NSRF


Project’s full title: “Development of Functional Food Products with Encapsulated Active Ingredients”


Funding agency: National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2013

Project number: 3888
Project duration: 25 months
Project carrier: “Creta Farms” 
Principal Investigator (P.I.): Elsa Giakoumaki, Creta Farms

Co-PIs: Marilena Kampa, Assistant Professor of Experimental Endocrinology 
Christos Lionis, Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care
Apostolos Spyros, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry University of Crete 

Project Manager: Duijker George, Vasilaki Irene
Reseach Team: (in alphabetical order) 
Bertsias Antonios,
Galenianos Myron,
Koinaki Stella,
Lamprinea Christina


Overall aim: Α crossover clinical study which aims to assess a possible reduction of the low density lipoproteincholesterol value (LDL-C) of the participants after the consumption of selected food over conventional foods. Secondary outcomes of this study are the reduction of total cholesterol and triglyceride levels after consuming selected foods compared with ordinary foods.


Integrated PHC NSRF


NSRF Project “Operational integration of PHC facilities”


Read more: Integrated PHC NSRF

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